Featuring selected artworks from the students of the Art in the 20th Century courses (VART2305, VART2306) of the Academy of Visual Arts, Footprints of Art in the Community is an exhibition that traces a journey through the exploration of local art, culture, history and heritages around us in Hong Kong. This exhibition displays our research and artworks including short documentary videos, visual diaries and a handmade book, which tell you the history and the stories behind various local communities’ art and old architecture, and their relationship with the people living there. Every community has its own unique cultural identities because of its exceptional geographical features. Art and architecture also reflect their changes and development.
Have you ever dreamed you were running along the “Wedding Card Street”, but woke up with a feeling of sadness and loss? Have you ever thought about the reasons for the decline and sudden disappearance of the dazzling Ritz Nightclub and its transformation into a peaceful residential area? Community art and historic buildings have inextricable connections with our daily lives. In this exhibition, we present both existing and no longer existing artworks and historic buildings through various media and experience these vibrant and unique artistic neighborhoods together.
This exhibition is generated with the supervision and assistance of Dr. Sarah Ng, Manfred Xiao and Andy Cheng. Special thanks to Dr. James Ellis for his comments and advice.
Curatorial team: Mindy Lui, Val Yang, Tess Mo, Amy Fan, Connie Lee